The two Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program draws held on October 7 under the Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities stream invited 330 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. In the largest of these draws, 286 candidates who had a job offer from Nova Scotia and at least one year of work experience in a skilled occupation were invited. They were also required to have language proficiency equal to a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 in English.
In the other draw held on the same day, 44 carpenters received invitations from Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) to apply for a provincial nomination. They were required to have at least two years of skilled trades experience and language proficiency equal to CLB 5 in English. The candidates belonging to both these categories may submit the complete application for a provincial nomination before November 6.
Eligibility criteria for skilled workers
Nova Scotia invited 286 skilled workers who had met the following eligibility criteria:
- A full-time job offer issued by a Nova Scotia employer with a duration of at least one year.
- At least one year of work experience related to the job offered.
- Education equal to Canadian high school level
- Language ability equal to Canadian Language Benchmark 5 in English
The candidates who have received the invitation must submit the following documents along with the application:
- Copies of language test results
- Proof of education qualification
- A job offer which includes information such as your title, duties of the position, NOC code, annual salary, weekly hours of work, duration of job offer, work address and whether the position is unionized.
- If the position is unionised, a letter indicating the union concurrence must also be attached.
Draw for 44 carpenters
- Primary occupation of the candidates must be carpenter(NOC 7271)
- Letters of reference from employers to prove that they have more than two years of skilled trades experience as a carpenter. (Self-employed persons must also submit relevant documents.)
- Language proficiency equal to Canadian Language Benchmark 5 in English
The province has slow population growth and aims to increase the population to two million by 2060 from the current 971000 by welcoming more immigrants. Nova Scotia also has a lot of job opportunities on offer for the immigrants.